Cyril J. Morris
Welsh Author of the Month - April 2022
The Herring Man
Known locally as the Herring Man, Samuel Evans was a fisherman and sailor. He travelled across the seas, sketching down his experiences and leaving his adventure stories as a legacy. His grandson Gwyn is the only living relative left to tell his tales, but he spends his days in silent isolation, fixing damaged fishing nets with the net-needle Samuel carved from a walrus tusk.
When a lonely young boy becomes intrigued with his boat and offers to help fix it, they form a bond that gives Gwyn hope he’ll be able to speak again. As he starts talking about the past he begins to leave a legacy of his own. A riddle for the young boy to solve.
A tender tale of love and loss that pulls you in like the tide"
Jack Smylie Wild
Praise & Reviews
What happens when the old stories are lost?
The Herring Man explores the hinterland where realities and memories meet through peeling back the past as a young man learns how to give an old friend his long-earned peace. A touching, enchanting tale."
About Cyril James Morris
Born in Saundersfoot, Cyril James Morris joined the Royal Navy as an apprentice at age sixteen. He served twenty-two years as marine and aeronautical engineer, followed by training as a helicopter anti-submarine pilot and eventually as a helicopter maintenance test pilot. After his retirement he became a lobster fisherman in Saundersfoot for a couple of years and then took up a position in the U.S.A. as an aerostat flight director. He returned to Saundersfoot in 2014 to pursue his writing.